A 22-year-old female asked:
is apple butter good for you?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rachel Chastanet answered
33 years experience Bariatrics
No: Fruit in its natural state has a much lower glycemic index (the impact on your blood sugar) than fruit which is turned into sauce, "butter," jam, jelly, dried, juiced or cooked. That said, if you are not a diabetic, a little apple butter on some whole wheat toast, perhaps with a protein source like eggs, would not be bad for you.
Answered on Nov 26, 2016
Dr. Martin Fried answered
35 years experience General Practice
Better than jelly: apple butter is very high in sugar and calories, making it a less healthy option. However, it is still healthier than jelly since it is made with whole apples and thus contains a small amount of fiber.
Answered on Apr 23, 2015
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